Friday, September 19, 2008

Upping the Ante

Haiku Friday
We talk politics.
We desperately want change.
But change may not come.

Turn on the TV
Watch mud distort the issues
And stall the campaign.

I need to act so
Sickening fear goes away.
I won’t be sidelined.

First I give money.
Then I read her story and
I need to do more.

I have been toying with the idea of volunteering for Barak Obama’s campaign for a while now, but the thought of giving up free time to talk to potential voters was less than appealing. Then I read A Mommy’s Story post about her husband’s unemployment and her family’s struggle to make ends meet in a shaky economy with poor job prospects and rising prices. I was more than impressed with her attitude and resilience in such a daunting situation. When she mentioned that she may volunteer for Obama’s campaign because “we all need to look beyond the hype and the superficial issues of this year's campaign and investigate the issues fully,” I knew I had to get off my domestic goddess arse and volunteer.

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7 comments:

Lilacspecs said...

Amen to that! I'm sending away for my absentee ballot and making sure my vote is in on time. Thing is, I think most Americans that have chosen to live outside of the US already can see through most of the hype, so it's really up to the people on the inside to let politicians know you can see through the bs.

maggie said...

I admire folks who believe in something and turn it into action by doing something like volunteering. That's how things get done while the rest of us sit wishing with our thumbs up our, um, noses. Good for you. I might consider it, too.

Jenn in Holland said...

Good for you!
Come knock on my door if you want, but you already have my vote!

Kathleen said...

you should speak to mandy she has been volunteering, she might give you a better idea of what is involved.

Cookie said...

That is very inspiring!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Good for you!

hokgardner said...

Good for you. I've gotten riled up enough that I made my first-ever donation to a political candidate - I was one of the many who donated to Obama in the wake of the Palin announcement.

I'll be doing early voting for the first time in my life this year because I'm set to have baby 4 on election day. I've never missed voting, and I can't have this year be the first time.